So I’ve been messing with EC2 and I’m already annoyed. I used a Debian image from what looks to be a well known “cloud company” and I’ve already noticed a few things.
1. ext3: in 2011 really? Why not something more modern like ext4 or xfs?
2.6 Terminals open: What for? Who accesses this from console?
3.NFS: I would think this wouldn’t be needed by 80% of the users so why include it on a barebones install?
4. X Font Server: I have not the words.
With EC2 you pay based on how much ram you want on your instance so I would think the idea would be to conserve as much memory as possible so why the waste? I’m going to put some time into making some images I don’t completely hate.